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    The Fountainhead (Warner Brothers, 1949). Insert (14" X 36"). Ayn Rand's landmark objectivist novel about an architect (played by Gary Cooper in the movie adaptation) who refuses to compromise his principals boasts a screenplay by the author herself, who also, apparently, was not big on compromise. Rand wrote a lengthy speech for Cooper at the end of the picture, and insisted it be filmed just as written. The director, King Vidor, decided to tighten it up a bit, and when Rand heard that her speech was being edited, she contacted the studio head immediately and insisted the scene be filmed verbatim. She won, and the result, at six minutes, is one of the longest monologues ever to appear in a feature film. This marvelous insert, which pictures Cooper and co-star Patricia Neal, had fold wear, minor edge tears, a bottom right corner that has been reattached, and slight chipping in the borders. Professional restoration has expertly addressed these issues, resulting in a poster that looks as fresh and clean as the day it was printed. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.

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